Indian farmers protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws have announced a Bharat bandh on December 8 and threatened to intensify their agitation and block more roads leading to the national capital if the government does not accept their demands, reports PTI.
This hardening of stand came a day ahead of the fifth round of talks with the government. On the other hand, Congress, TRS, DMK back farmers’ Bharat Bandh call. According to sources, the government has worked out possible solutions to the provisions on which the farmer leaders have raised objections in a bid to break the deadlock.
Farmer leaders held a meeting during the day to decide the future course of action. Addressing a press conference later, one of the leaders Gurnam Singh Chadoni said if the Centre on Saturday does not accept their demand of repealing the three farm laws, they will intensify their agitation.
“In our meeting today, we have decided to give a Bharat bandh call on December 8 during which we will also occupy all toll plazas,” said Harinder Singh Lakhwal, general secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Union.